28 Days Purging Series: Day 13

Welcome to day thirteen of this purging series. Today we are going to be doing Nail Polish.

Our goal is to spend 20 minutes or less on this task. Throughout this series there may be tasks that only take 5-10 mins and that is great and gives so much motivation to keep on with the tasks in the days ahead. 

Also, during these daily tasks for our purging series if there is a day where it does not apply to you or that place does not need it you can select another area to do with the same idea of 20 minutes or less.

This task should not take long. It will be easier then Day 11 and Day 12.
Go through your nail polish, look for the ones that look like they have gone bad. Next pick your favourites and put aside in your keep pile. All the others you want to go through and deicide if you really want to hold onto those colours. If you haven’t touch it in the last 6 months, it’s time to go. According to google, unopened and properly stored polish will last at least 18 months, possibly 24 months depending on storage conditions. For me, I use to have a whole bin of nail polishes, I did a good clean out of them a few years ago and kept a good amount. I have three daughters, so they do get use these too which is why I still keep a good amount. I store all my regular polishes on this lazy susan from Dollarama and I love it. I have made it a habit to go thru them every 4 months. Getting rid of any I am not using or have gone bad. Last year I purchased a gel polish starter kit that I love and use more of then regular polishes, I store those in a different place, but I don’t have to go thru those as I just got them last Spring and since the current life with Cover I have used it often since I haven’t been in a salon in a long time. I also have a review on it if you want to check it out, here. I tend to use regular polish on my toe nails, but my younger two daughters love painting nails so that’s why I still have a good amount. This task took me no longer then 7 minutes. If you only have Gel/Shellac nail polishes or both you can do this task to both of your collections. If you have time to spare you can also go through your nail care products/items.

My after isn’t too different, but I did get rid of 5 polishes and gave it a quick tidy of the other nail care products that are kept here.

Comment below and let me know if you took part in today’s task. Do you still use regular polish?

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Valentine Gift Guide 2021: For Him

Valentine’s Day will soon be here, just like last year I thought I would create a new gift guide for him for 2021 for some gift ideas if you are in the search of some. I love creating these
If you would like more ideas you can check out 2020 Gift Guide For Him.

2021 Valentine Gift Guide For Him

1. Beard Kit for Men– This is an amazing kit if your partner has a beard or mustache. This unique gift set comes in a gift box with all beard care products. It includes; 60g unscented Beard Balm, 30ml Beard Oil, Wooden Two-Sided Beard Comb, Mustache Scissors, Beard Brush, Shape Tool, Canvas Bag. From Amazon.

2. Isotoner Men’s Slippers– Men’s moccasin house shoe in slip-on closed back design with indoor/outdoor rubber sole. Sherpasoft liner for that extra cozyness and warmth. These slippers offer memory foam and arch support. Non slip, rubber outsole provides weatherproof slippers which can be worn inside or out. A very stylish slipper that’s super comfortable for the men in your life. From Amazon.

3.Divine Venus hand makes beauitful custom pieces. This Picasso Jasper Stone Lion Charm is a great addition to your partners jewelry collection. It can be worn with causal or formal clothing. Divine Venus has many designs/colors to choose from, you can check out all their pieces here.

4. Another great Amazon gift, Cuisinart Grill Set. This set includes chef’s spatula, grill tongs, silicone basting brush, 8 corn holders, 5 skewers, cleaning brush, replacement brush head, aluminum storage case, and digital temperature fork. These are all stain less steel and the Digital fork displays deseired food cooking temperatures (that’s so awesome) It will also alert you when food is done cooking at the tempature you selected.

5. Tom Ford Ombre Leather from Sephora. This cologne smells amazing. This has become one of my husband’s favourite. For all the scent details you can check them out here.

6. How amazing do these chocolate covered strawberries from SanRemo Bakery look? Need I have to say anything more? Treat your partner to delicious desserts from SanRemo Bakery. They have many desserts to choose from and another amazing items too. Be sure to check everything out here.

Which of the above gifts is your favourite? Know of a great gift? Comment below and let us know.

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Review: Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit

I wanted to share my best Amazon purchase in 2020. Prior to Covid-19 I use to get my nails done at a salon, I had araylic nails for a very long time. A reason being I don’t have strong nails, every time I tried to grow them out after a certain length they would just break. Time to time I would give my nails a break from the acrylic and I would just do shellac as regular nail polish never lasts on my nails. Well, prior to our first lockdown, I went and removed my acrylic’s and got shellac put on. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to get them done again, but wanted to be able to have pretty nails. After sometime I removed the shellac and had bare nails. I wanted tone able to do my nails at home with a gel/shellac polish, something that was fast and easy. I turned to Amazon and searched and checked out reviews for all Gel Nail Polish sets and I came across this one which was a great starter kit.

This set includes 6 Colors of Gel Polish plus a Top & Base Coat, 36Watt UV LED Lamp (18 LEDS lights), basic nail manicure tools to get you a at home manicure plus tools to help with creating nail designs. Can be used for your hands and feet. LED Lamp comes with a 30 and 60 seconds time buttons. Full instructions included to guide you to use it for the first time. It is truly simple, I only reviewed them for the first time I opened the package to be sure I am doing it right and it was clear and easy. I have not had to refer to them again. I have included the direct link to the one I went with here.

Let me tell you I love it so much and so happy with my purchase.This is something great to have on hand, even when normal life returns and we are able to go to nail salons again. It will continue to be very handy as a busy mom of four I don’t always have time to get to the salon, so in those occasions I have options at home. Now, I must say I got use to having short nails and kind of loving it. So I know I will get much use of this even when life is back to normal. I have saved so much money on doing my nails myself. I love that I can have pretty nails quick at home.

It works amazing and the nail polishes hold so well. I am so impressed with the quality that I have ordered many more different color polishes to add to my growing collection. My 14 year old daughter is also getting a lot of use from it. If your looking for that salon nail look at home I have recommend this product.

Have you purchase an amazing product item that you swear by? Comment below and share with us.

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Review: Revlon One Step Hair Dryer & Styler

I ordered the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer from Amazon and it’s changed my hair blow drying game.
I love it.

I went with the square head instead of the round and I am thinking of trying the round one out. I went with the square shape one as I never got the hang of a round brush when dry blowing my hair so I thought I may have a better chance with the square.
Do you have the round brush head? Do you recommend I get it? I can always use a second one as I am a mom of three girls and my oldest daughter (14 years old) loves mine already.

It’s large paddle design dries and smooths hair quickly, it also has multiple heat settings (cool, low, & high) with a 6ft tangle free swivel cord. I can get my hair dry and straight in 5 mins or less. My hair length is just below my shoulders (for reference). I always hated blow drying my hair with a regular blow dryer (long or short) as it would take so long and leave my hair puffy and frizzy. I love how my hair looks right after I am done, so smooth and striaght and lasts for days that way. It is definitely a hair tool that I love and so happy to have, it’s worth every dollar.

If you looking to up your blow drying game look no further, I highly recommend the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer. Even my 17 year old son loves to use it for it’s quick drying time. A great hair tool for everyone.

Have you tried it? Do you know of another hair tool that has changed your life? Comment below and let us know.

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Review: Ubitree

I have acne prone skin, so I am always looking for skin care products and gadgets to help with preventing it. I found this Ubitree from Amazon with great reviews and thought I would give it a try. I love creating self care days at home where I pamper my skin. At first I had my doubts, but after learning to use it correctly I am pretty impressed.

It comes with different heads, Large Circular, Small, and Oval. It also has 5 levels of intensity. The recommendations are to stream your face or use hot press cloth to open your pores. I do mine after a nice hot shower. It can exfoliate dead skin, remove blackheads, grease, and acne. As per the ad it claims, it can also reduce acne, shrink pores, tighten skin, & erase wrinkles. I do notice a big difference in my acne and pores. I use it mainly for those reasons, any added features are a bonus. I also have a daily face care routine, but I have always. Since I hit my 30’s I have taken face care more seriously and always stay on top of it. I have been using this for well over 6 months now. I have taken so long to review it on the blog because I wanted to give it a fair chance. Sometimes we need more time to test the certain products/items out to give it an honest review.

The different heads are for the following;
1.Large Circular Head- Can remove stubborn blackheads, acne, and grease.
2.Small Circle Head-Suitable for sensitive skin
3.Oval Hole Head-Make your skin more elastic and compact, perfect for your T-zone area.
The heads are all removable and can be washed and disaffected.

The different levels of suction are;
Level 1 Sensitive and dry skin
Level 2 & 3 Neutral skin
Level 4 & 5 Mixed skin type & oily skin.

It is so satisfying to see everything that the machine can get out, yes gross to see how much comes out, but good to know it’s out. Don’t let the suction sit in one spot to avoid bruising.Work it from the inner part of your face outwards. I would not say that this replaces face treatments done at the spa by a professional, but it is a good tool to have on hand for those in-between visits or if it is not in your budget (facials) to be doing as often as soon do, you can save some money by using this. It can be used with batteries or a usb cable. I use mine with the usb cable and it works great. I recommend this machine if your looking to up your skin care game. Please read all instructions it comes with to avoid bruising &/or using it wrong. I am not a professional and all opinions given are just from my experiences.

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Review: Absolutely Lush

I love finding amazing products and items that are affordable and work.

Today, I will be sharing my review on the Absolutely Lush Makeup Mirror purchased from Amazon.

Makeup Mirror with Light | Vanity/Touch Screen Dimming, Tri-Fold 1x 2X 3X Magnification Sections, Portable High Definition Clarity Cosmetic LED Light . Photo credit: Amazon seller.

I was need of a nice portable makeup vanity mirror with lights that I could use to apply my makeup, do my eye brows, etc. I love how it just doesn’t have a regular mirror, those side mirrors are magnify, 2x & 3x comes in handy when needing to see really up close, ex: do your eye brows, applying eyeliner, etc. It’s sleek shape does not take up much room. Also, so easy to take with you to another room if needed. You can use it with batteries (4 AAA) or use the USB cable and no need to use batteries. The dimmable lights makes it perfect for the light choice you need. The side mirrors fold close for a clean sleek look when not in use.

I would love to have those large vanity mirrors with lights, but not sure if I would love it in my vanity space. Also, they aren’t budget friendly. I am so happy I found this alternative. It is much smaller then those large vanity mirrors, but I think I prefer it as it is easy to move to another room and so easy to travel with. I also like how it comes with the USB cable so you don’t always have to rely on batteries. I would totally recommend this mirror if your in the market for one.

Do you know about great Amazon finds? Comment below and let us know.

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Valentine Gift Guide 2020: For Her

I am on a roll posting this week, it’s more then normal due to Valentine’s Day soon approaching I wanted to create and share my Valentine’s ideas and content with you on time.

Previously, I shared my Gift Guide for him so of course I would come up with and share a Gift Guide for her. So let’s get into the details.

  1. HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer
    We all love taking photos on our phones and sometimes want/need to print a photo on the spot, well this HP Sprocket can print photos in seconds. It travels easily as it is not big (fits in your hand) a great electronic to have. Get those images printed and share them with your family and friends.
    -Prints 2×3 photos
    -Instant Photo prints on the go
    -Personalize your prints before printing
    -Available in different colors
    I have an HP Sprocket and love it. We use it so much, not just me, but my kids too. We have brought it to family gatherings, I have used it at my kids birthday parties and their friends were able to take pictures together and take the photo home.
  2. Makeup Vanity Mirror
    The cute vanity mirror has 3 types of magnification, regular, 2x, & 3x. Great for doing your makeup, eyebrows, etc… It’s adjustable and has LED lights that can be bright or dimmed. I have this item and I absolutely love it. I use it everyday. The 2x & 3x magnification is great when doing your eyebrows or applying that perfect line of eyeliner.
  3. Protective Case Cover for Apple AirPods
    If your household is like mine, we have more then one AirPods and this is a great way to add to the AirPods case and know which ones are yours. Even if that’s not the case, this silicone case is a great way to protect your AirPods original case from damages. I love the added accessories this one comes with.
    -Cute Pompom Ball keychain
    -Anti-lost strap for Apple AirPods
    -Available in different colors
    I also featured a protective case that’s more simple without the added bonuses in my Valentine Gift Guide for him.
  4. Pavo Cross Bracelet This bracelet is beautiful and well made. I do own this and love it. You can wear it everyday or for an evening night out. Karamella Designs has beautiful pieces and uses high quality jewelry. She also can do custom pieces.
    This bracelet is 7″ with extension & sterling silver.
    I wear mine everyday, shower with it, wash dishes, etc… and it’s still in tack and beautiful.
  5. 2 Hearts Beat as One– This beautiful necklace is sterling silver with rhodium plated charm. It is a beautiful piece which can be worn everyday causal or for an evening out. 2 Hearts Beat as One is a perfect gift for the lady in your life. This piece is also from Karamella Designs.
  6. Edible Sweet Heart Strawberries Box Bundle This amazing box of goodies comes with fresh berries covered in semi sweet chocolate with white chocolate swizzle, more fresh berries covered in semi sweet chocolate rolled in red velvet cake crumbles (YUM!), heart shaped chocolates and a balloon. If this bundle isn’t what you would prefer I would check out their website for more amazing options. This was also featured in my Valentine Gift Guide for Him as this is a great gift for anyone.
  7. Pocket Farmacy A natural pharmacy always good to have on hand. This beautiful kit from Saje is a good combo of natural essential oils with health benefits. This is a great way to help your symptoms without using over the counter medication. This kit includes 5 essential oils that are good for headaches, pains, colds, indigestion and stress.
    The kit includes: Peppermint Halo, Immune, Eaters Digest, Stress Release, & Pain Release.
  8. Aroma Om Lava Edition I love diffusing essential oils in my home and office. This is a beautiful diffuser that goes with any decor while making your home &/or office smell amazing. Diffusing essential oils has many benefits, it’s not just to make your place smell great. There are certain oils that can help you to relax, breathe, etc…. This diffuser is by Saje and comes in Grey, Black, & White. I have the white one and use it daily. I want to add this beautiful grey one to my collection.

I hope you enjoyed this post, what is your favourite ones from this post? Will you be adding any of these suggestions to your gift list &/or cart? Let me know which ones.

If you haven’t checked out my gift guide for him yet, you can do so by clicking here.

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